PC version broken - "Scrap Stutter" phenomenon

#1 Posted by Galiant (2237 posts) -

I had a great time playing Iron Brigade on PC at first, it really is a great game.

However, after playing for a random period of time (single- or multiplayer) my game started to stutter. Every time an enemy dies or any player picks up a piece of scrap, the game pauses for a fraction of a second. It makes the game almost unplayable.

Restarting the game solves the problem for a while, but it always returns.

It's apparently very common, even on high end PC's. Double Fine are aware of the problem (looking at the Steam forums) but have as of today not found a solution yet.

Just wanted to give you guys a heads up, this is the current state of the PC version. I really hope that they'll patch it soon because the game is a lot of fun when it works!

#2 Edited by iconsam (38 posts) -

Thanks for posting about this. Anyone else seeing this problem? I'd like to know before I decide to buy it.

#3 Posted by TheJappernaut (132 posts) -

I haven't encountered it yet. I did encounter a weird bug when I was playing with a laser weapon. Sometimes when I shot some enemies with the laser a really loud annoying sound started and kept going for about a minute and adjusting the volume didn't help. I haven't played the game since so I don't know if I still have this problem and I haven't really seen anyone else talk about it so it might just be me. Then again I probably won't be using the laser anymore cause it wasn't that good.

But thanks for the post, I definitly hope they patch it because this game is fantastic.

#4 Posted by Czarpyotr (409 posts) -

I'm having the same problem. It's all over the steam user forums. Happening to all my friends that bought it too.

#5 Posted by The_Nubster (3434 posts) -

I was going to buy it, but I think I'll wait until this bug gets ironed (eh, eh?!) out.

#6 Posted by Grnd_Lb_Knt (202 posts) -

sounds like a memory leak - here's hoping they find it

#7 Posted by envane (1235 posts) -

im not getting that stutter , i just get random issues with the game runnign TOO fast despite havign vsync .. looks like its just skipping frames at times , pretty much the opposite of what you described

#8 Posted by DweezilX (53 posts) -

My friend and I both suffer from this and have decided to shelve Trenched until it gets fixed, personally no big deal because I have other stuff to play. Hopefully the fix is sooner rather than later and can fix this issue as the game looks and runs great (when you aren't picking up scrap).

#9 Posted by glyn (390 posts) -

@Grnd_Lb_Knt said:

sounds like a memory leak - here's hoping they find it

Memoryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy leak (inside fans joke)

#10 Posted by Lukeweizer (3291 posts) -

I've played the game for 18 hours and never encountered this. I've had issues with matchmaking, but same stuff that was on the Xbox version.

#11 Posted by TheJappernaut (132 posts) -

I've finally encounter this during survival, definitely very annoying. Hope they find a fix soon.

#12 Posted by Grillbar (2079 posts) -

i had no problems with the game. well i had some issues with playing multiplayer games. but it looked more like latency issues. and once a small bug where my player name was wrong while searching for other players and only one could join, i could not stop the search or select map. but after a few min it fixed itself .

granted i have only played it for 15 hours and only twice in survival where we only got to lvl 15 but still

#13 Posted by Humanity (17221 posts) -

@The_Nubster said:

I was going to buy it, but I think I'll wait until this bug gets ironed (eh, eh?!) out.

Someone give this man a medal right now!

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